Sichuan, China, Singapore
Mt Siguniang (Four Sisters Mountain)
The Four Sisters Mountain (also known as Siguniang Shan) Scenic Area is situated in Xiaojin County of A’ba Prefecture in Sichuan Province of China. The area is reputed to be the “Queen of Mountains in Sichuan” and “The Oriental Alps” because it offers beautiful landscape and exquisite scenery. The Four Sisters Mountain Scenic Area consists of Mt Siguniang, Mt Balang, and 3 main valleys – Haizi Gou, Changping Gou, Shuangqiao Gou.
Mt Siguniang is rise between Haizi Gou and Changping Gou. Mt Siguniang encompasses four peaks: DaFeng (Big Peak or 1st peak), ErFeng (2nd peak), SanFeng (3rd peak), and Yaomei Feng (4th peak). The highest peak is Yaomei Feng (幺妹峰); literally: "peak of the youngest sister"), also known as the "Queen of Sichuan's peaks" (蜀山皇后), standing at 6250 meters. It is also the second highest mountain in Sichuan Province. The first ascent was in 1981 by a Japanese team via the east ridge. Very few people attempt to climb this and very few of them succeed after that. The first ascent of the southwest ridge was made in 2008 by Chad Kellogg and Dylan Johnson. Thereafter a few attempts were made by local Chinese mountaineers, only a few successfully scaled to the top.
The other three lower peaks are regular mountaineering destinations through all seasons. Mt Siguniang DaFeng (四姑娘山大峰 or 大姑娘山; literally: "peak of the oldest sister", 5038 m) is normally considered as a pure trekking peak while ErFeng (四姑娘山二峰 or 二姑娘山; literally: "peak of the second sister", 5276 m) and SanFeng (四姑娘山三峰 or 三姑娘山; literally: "peak of the third sister", 5355 m) are more challenging as it involves basic climbing technique.
About The Climb
We will start our trek from Rilong, hike from the entrance of Haizi Gou. We will trek to the base camp of 2nd Peak, spend one day to acclimatize, then make a summit attempt. 2nd Peak of Mt Siguniang is more challenging than 1st Peak with steeper rock formation nearer to the top. The climb is also more strenuous as the route distance is longer and higher in elevation than the 1st Peak.
Date: 17 - 25 Dec 2016
Duration: 9 days
Group Size: 6-16 people
Package fee: S$1,350 per person
Day 1: Arrive in Chengdu
Day 2: Transfer to Rilong.B/L/D
Day 3: Acclimatize in Rilong. B/L/D
Day 4: Trek to base camp. B/L/D
Day 5: Acclimatization day. B/L/D
Day 6: Summit day. Trek to BC. B/L/D
Day 7: Descend to Rilong. B/L/D
Day 8: Transfer to Chengdu. B/-/-
Day 9: Depart Chengdu. B/-/-
* Rilong is located at an elevation of 3200m and the Er Feng BC at 4200m. The acclimatization days at Rilong and Da Feng BC are important to help the body adjust to the high altitude to reduce the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Return airport transfer in Chengdu
All land transfer as indicated in itinerary
Meals as indicated in itinerary
Twin/Trip sharing accommodation in Chengdu and Rilong
Camping equipment: sleeping tent (Twin sharing), sleeping bag and mat
Trek support: climbing guides cum kitchen crew, porterage services by horses and herders
Boiled water during trek
Permits & fees: Conservation, National Park fees, trek permit
International air tickets, airline taxes and fuel surcharge
Visa Fee (if any)
Meals not indicated in itinerary
Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover trekking up to 5000m)
Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc
Personal travel & trekking gear – warm clothing, shoes, backpacks etc
Extension of stay after the trek
Emergency evacuation and medical expenses
Any expenses including accommodation, meals & transfer outside the stipulated trek/climb itinerary – i.e. any person leaving the group for personal travel, illness/injury or any form of extension of stay
Support from Ace Adventure Expeditions
We provide pre-trip support to prepare you for the climb:
1. Trip briefing
2. Equipment preparation & gear discount from selected Singapore outdoor outfitters
3. Physical training preparation
4. Trip information kit
We carefully select and establish strong working relationship with our local trek operator to ensure safe participation by everyone. Our local climbing guides have extensive experience in guiding treks in Siguniang, possess intimate knowledge of the local surroundings, conditions and culture and are trained in emergency rescue.
Participants must be of an above average level of fitness, physically and mentally fit, with the ability to trek with a 6kg to 8kg backpack load. Experience in multi-day treks is an advantage. Trekkers who have not trekked up to 4000m prior are not recommended for this trek. Trekkers who are below 21 years of age (as of date of birth) must be accompanied by parent(s) or a guardian who is above 21 years old
How to sign up
Confirm your participation with a deposit payment of S$500. The deposit fee of S$500 forms part of the trek fee .
Please also read our T&Cs.
You can make payment via cheque or Internet /ATM bank transfer.
Ace Adventure Expeditions Pte Ltd
OCBC Bank Code - 7339
OCBC Branch Code - 647
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